Monday, August 20


After twice finishing runner-up in the World 500cc MX championship in the 1990s, Kiwi MX legend Darryll King has finally gone one better - winning the 2012 World Veterans’ Motocross championship title at the annual British GP meeting at Matterley Basin near Winchester over the weekend.

The 43-year-old Yamaha rider – the current New Zealand MX2 champion – was simply unstoppable on the rolling grassland circuit, winning both races, finishing ahead of Spaniard Xevi Colomer Genis (Suzuki) and Sweden’s Mats Nilsson (Yamaha) respectively.

Nilsson finished overall runner-up to King, thanks to his 3-2 results, while Colomer Genis (2-3) took the podium’s third step. Belgium’s Pascal Bal (Yamaha) was the defending world champion in this grade.

He finished the opening race down in 11th position but did not finish the second.